Tag Archive: car

Got a 2005 Prius about 3 years ago. Loved it.

Two months ago while sitting at the end of a line of cars stopped at a red light in a residential neighborhood, my wife got rear-ended by kid going at highway speeds.

Note.. “Loved it”

Settling on a total loss of a Prius was nearly impossible. Our insurance refused to believe that the value of a 3-4 year old car could possibly appreciate rather than depreciate. We turned to the at fault’s insurance. Even they lowballed their first offer, basing it on KBB values from cars in January (8 months ago). (About 60% street)

After finding a car on a local Toyota lot that was not only the same year, but also the same colour with the same milage…. they really couldn’t tell us that a prius was worth what they’d offered.

So tonight… I’m back on Prius chat. And after 2 months of rental hell with 23 MPG driving. My wife and I are back in practically the same car we lost in June.

We bumped up one model… so we now have nav and bluetooth. So 2 months.. and we basically got a refinance and a recently cleaned and upgraded car.

Now, the only thing missing is the tabs for the old plates and…

Oh, yes…

It’s missing a Pittsburgh Steelers’ bumper sticker 🙂

While this isn’t ours.. this is pretty much what it looks like

So, lets skip over the fact that Verizon turned off my INternet at home with no warning.
Let’s skip over the fact that I spent the better part of 8 hours on the phone playing tag and getting rudely chewed out by a tech support ass.

No.. Then, as H is on the way to pick up A at daycare… Some moron runs a red light and rearends her into the next car.

My second car in Washington has been totaled and yet another Steelers bumper sticker is toast.

This is a bad day!

H is shaken but ‘for the most part’ undamaged. (Bumps, bruises… We’ll know more after we get to a doctor)

More once everything plays out.

Very not pleased today

Last night we replaced our lost Matrix with her

Here is a link to the pictures. The main link is to thumbnails. Click on each thumbnail for a better picture and description.

We’ll call insurance on Monday for details.

As has been announced on our friends only lists and I’ll now go public with the news.

Today at 1:05pm my car was hit by a speeding, uninsured kid.

There are now lots of photographs that I took while waiting for AAA.

The details and the after effect